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exit stage left

1. noun A timely and inconspicuous exit or departure, done so as not to make a scene or attract attention to oneself. An allusion to stage directions in theater, indicating when (and where) an actor should leave the stage from a scene. When the rally was interrupted by protesters, the senatorial candidate made a quick exit stage left to avoid undue media attention.
2. verb To leave in a timely and inconspicuous manner, so as not to make a scene or attract attention to oneself. (Sometimes used as an imperative.) The CEO decided to exit stage left from the company before his embezzlements became too noticeable. I suggest you exit stage left before I lose my temper.
See also: exit, left, stage

exit

(from something) (to something) to go out of something or some place to another. The children exited from the school to the parking lot when the fire alarm rang. We exited to the main street from the parking lot.
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He exited his vehicle and was walking up his driveway when he was approached by an unknown assailant, who shot the victim repeatedly with a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun hitting him in the front head, neck, front and rear upper torso, front and rear below the waist, and arms/ hands, with the fatal wound being the shot to the back.
When the friend arrived and parked behind the patrol car, the sergeant exited his vehicle.
After the driver exited his vehicle, the 24-year-old man allegedly pulled a gun out of his rear left pant's pocket and shot the officer, who was wearing body armor, in the front of the head with a .
The driver of the stopped vehicle had exited his car and was standing beside it as the 6-year veteran of law enforcement approached him.
The officer, who was wearing body armor, never exited his vehicle.
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